The Long Tale of the Short-Handled Hoe

Listen to CRLA alumni and current volunteer, Mo Jourdane, discuss how he and CRLA ended the use of the short hoe in the 1970s, a victory that improved the lives of farmworkers then and now.

The long tale of the short-handled hoe

Take a look back at a historic battle over workers’ rights in California. It all started in “the salad bowl of the world” – aka Salinas Valley – and the fight was over a simple tool: the short-handled hoe.

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